Category: Interviews

Manufacturing trademarks

Some trademarks often go beyond their geographical boundaries to accompany us everywhere. Today, you will meet one of the creative individuals who manufacture such trademarks and create its user experience at Plexable Company. Whoever believes in excellence and success believes that…

design

The Business of Design

Sima Najjar’s design platform is aiming to help designers get creative and business savvy. Over the past decade, serial entrepreneur Sima Najjar has built and sold several companies, including a website dedicated to creating Arabic content. Her latest project is…

stock

Taking Stock

The Chairman of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) is quietly confident that 2018 will be a good year for the beleaguered bourse. According to ASE data, trading value increased by 25.6 percent in 2017, reaching JD2.9 billion but the number…

biotechnology

The business of biotechnology

Penelope Shihab is out to prove that Jordan can become a leading hub for scientific research in biotechnology and development. Penelope Shihab is the founder of MonoJo, the only biotechnology research firm in Jordan, and Skinue, an American skincare line…

traffic rights

Traffic Rights Dispute Grounds Air Arabia Ambitions

The CEO of low-cost carrier Air Arabia says a traffic rights dispute has grounded the ambitions of its Jordanian subsidiary. By Nada Atieh When it first began flying from its hub at Queen Alia International Airport in 2015, Air Arabia…

Retail Report

Azadea Group’s deputy chief says the Middle East’s retail scene is changing fast, with consumers becoming ever more sophisticated and demanding. Beirut-based Azadea Group owns the regional franchise rights for a host of big name retail and restaurant brands, such…

Isuzu

A Promising Partnership

Regional vice president of Isuzu aims to build on the strong momentum his automotive brand has built up over recent years. By Ghaith Madadha Isuzu Motors is one of the world’s oldest automotive brands and a leading light and medium…

trade

A Promising Partnership

The chairman of AmCham in Jordan says he’s actively engaged in boosting trade between Jordan and the United States, while seeking to diversify the Jordanian products that reach the world’s largest economy. By Dina al Wakeel Established in 1999, the American…

jordanians

Helping Fintech Flourish

The Central Bank of Jordan says it’s fast laying the groundwork for the creation of a cashless economy. By Dina al-Wakeel The Central Bank of Jordan  has issued several regulations in recent years to catch up with the ever-changing payment…

Entrepreneurship Envoy

America’s entrepreneurship ambassador believes startups hold the key to Jordan’s future prosperity. By Dina al-Wakeel Nina Vaca’s tech staffing company Pinnacle has been included on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies for over a decade now. It was also…